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liamkincaid25 07-10-2008 06:36 AM

Boot to command prompt Fedora 9
 
I installed Fedora 9 sulphur in my pc and needed to erase the disk and install it again. The first time installation went without a problem.Now it is not that way. When I try to boot the pc does all the processes for that aNd I end uP with a message
"LOCAL HOST LOGIT #"
When I try to enter the username and password I set during installation it says WRONG LOGIN .Can anyone point me in the direction of who to solve this? Thank you in advance

pixellany 07-10-2008 07:26 AM

Are you saying that it installed successfully (the second time), but will not boot?

If something like Fedora does not boot to the GUI, it typically means that something is wrong with the X configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf). When it boots to a command prompt, you have two options of how to log in: Your regular user name, or "root". During install, you were asked for a root password, plus your regular user name and password. Can you log in with either?

liamkincaid25 07-10-2008 07:38 AM

Can not log
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3209974)
Are you saying that it installed successfully (the second time), but will not boot?

If something like Fedora does not boot to the GUI, it typically means that something is wrong with the X configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf). When it boots to a command prompt, you have two options of how to log in: Your regular user name, or "root". During install, you were asked for a root password, plus your regular user name and password. Can you log in with either?

Thank you for your quick answer. As a matter of fact I set my user name and password to be the same to avoid forgetting one. The system does not allow me to boot evrytime I enter the username and password report wrong login.

pixellany 07-10-2008 07:47 AM

The question was (in part): Can you log in as root? If not, you can boot into "single-user" mode which gives you a root login with no password required.

To boot in single-user mode:
When the GRUB menu appears, hit any key to stop the count, then "e" for edit. Select the kernel line, then "e" again. Add the word "single" (no quotes) at the end of the line, and then boot.

Once in single-user mode, you can set new passwords using the "passwd" command.


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